Characters

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice include a large number of characters. Elizabeth Bennet is the main character, or protagonist, and we frequently follow her point of view. She is also called Eliza and Lizzy. Elizabeth is a developing, or round, character as she changes throughout the narrative. Her characterisation is conveyed both directly by other characters and the narrator, and indirectly through her actions, speech, and attitude.

Fitzwilliam Darcy is one of the two main characters in the novel Pride and Prejudice and can be described as the hero of the plot. He is also a complex character that develops as a result of the plot. Together with Elizabeth he makes up the most important couple in the novel.

Elizabeth’s parents, Mr Bennet and Mrs Bennet, are secondary, but important, characters. Elizabeth’s older sister Jane and Darcy’s wealthy friend Charles Bingley ...

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